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"F**k The EU" - US State Department Blasts Europe; Revealed As Alleged Mastermind Behind Ukraine Unrest

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A leaked recording of a telephone conversation allegedly between US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt discussing who should be in Ukraine's next government has, according to The FT, threatened to fuel east-west tensions over the troubled nation's future. In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims "Fuck the EU". As the two US diplomats decide whether "Klitsch" or "Yats" should be 'in' or 'out', listeners will be reminded (uncomfortably) that the governments of Ukraine and Russia previously alleged that the protests are being funded and orchestrated by the US.

The authenticity of the recording has not been confirmed (though comparisons to Nuland's recent media appearances provide some confidence) - the FT reported that the US embassy in Kiev declined to comment, which is a tacit admission: if the clip was a fake, the US would immediately make it clear.

Needless to say, as the FT adds, "[this clip] could also bolster a propaganda campaign by the governments of Ukraine and Russia alleging that the protests that erupted against Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich last November are being funded and orchestrated by the US." Its release ahead of the day the Sochi Olympics start is also somewhat disturbing.

An excerpt on the US meddling...

“I think Yats [Yatsenyuk] is the guy who’s got the economic experience, the governing experience,” Nuland says. “What he needs is Klitsch [Klitschko] and [Oleh] Tyahnybok on the outside. He needs to be talking to them four times a week, you know. I just think Klitsch going in, he’s going to be at that level, working for Yatsenyuk, it’s just not going to work.”


Pyatt agrees.


“Let me work on Klitschko,” he can be heard saying, “and I think we should get a Western personality to come out here (to Ukraine) and midwife this thing.”

The controversial alleged Nuland "Fuck The EU" clip... (the discussion of the EU and UN involvement begins around 2:50)


And for comparison's sake - Nuland last month delivering a statement on the situation in Ukraine...

Via The FT,



In a clip posted on YouTube, voices resembling those of Victoria Nuland, a US assistant secretary of state, and Geoffrey Pyatt, ambassador to Ukraine, are heard talking by telephone about how to resolve the stand-off in Kiev after two months of anti-government protests.


In apparent frustration with the EU – which has failed to join the US in threatening sanctions against Ukraine’s leaders if they violently crush the protests – the voice resembling Ms Nuland at one point exclaims “F**k the EU”.




The two voices suggest Arseny Yatseniuk, the opposition leader and a former foreign minister, should be in a new government in Kiev. But Vitali Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxer and identified as “top dog” among opposition leaders, is also described as inexperienced and needing to “do his political homework”.


The voice resembling Ms Nuland refers to the two men as “Yats” and “Klitsch”.




It could also bolster a propaganda campaign by the governments of Ukraine and Russia alleging that the protests that erupted against Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovich last November are being funded and orchestrated by the US.

As we warned previously, after the Olympics, Ukraine becomes a very hot spot indeed...

The Western powers represented by the EU and the US have nothing to stand on to protect Ukraine and can only offer lip-service at best. So once again, it appears that Ukraine is doomed and the best one can hope for there, is that Russia will allow the West to leave. The countdown goes forward and the political and economic crisis is indicative of what we see with the first shot across the bow in the rising trend of the Cycle of War.

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:49 | 4408230 Theta_Burn
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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:54 | 4408243 TruthInSunshine
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Boom goes the dynamite.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:56 | 4408264 Cult_of_Reason
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The authenticity of the recording has not been confirmed



Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:02 | 4408268 TruthInSunshine
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That sounds like something that The Matrix would say.

Are you Treadstone? Blackbriar?

What color is the boat house at Hereford?

Code in, please.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:03 | 4408292 Sweet Chicken
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What difference does it make?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:04 | 4408297 TruthInSunshine
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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:05 | 4408303 Cult_of_Reason
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The origin of this fake "leaked recording of a telephone conversation" is from the audio studio of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB).

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:05 | 4408313 TruthInSunshine
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"Look at what they make you give."

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:08 | 4408315 Cult_of_Reason
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Zero Hedge is full of beans again.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:10 | 4408332 Muppet Pimp
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It is time for the US to bomb the financial times.  Pearson deserves it after all their troublemaking not to mention they have poisoned education across the united states with that damn common core.  Fuck the FT!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:17 | 4408380 BaBaBouy
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UKRAINE... Just Another BARBAROUS RELIC To Be usaMANipulated...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:25 | 4408403 V in PA
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I am getting sick of the 'Russia/USA starting trouble during the Olympics' meme going on here.


Russia invades Georgia August 2008. Didn't Hilter pull some shit just after the Olympics?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:46 | 4408501 tarsubil
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You wanna compare US and Russia on invasions, Rigby? I think the US has a higher score.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:05 | 4408566 The Juggernaut
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The EU knows who controls the switch to their heat.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:25 | 4408649 Four chan
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the bottom line^

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:35 | 4408685 tmosley
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So when does the US get labelled a rogue state?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:43 | 4408725 Handful of Dust
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Gee. Someone has egg on her face.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:48 | 4408746 john39
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criminal vipers.  if they set foot in Ukraine, the government should hang them for fomenting violence and unrest.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:59 | 4408985 jbvtme
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collectivist fratboys

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:07 | 4409048 12ToothAssassin
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The real question is who released this clip?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:30 | 4409436 Againstthelie
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Klitsch and his friends do not control the whole world - yet:


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:44 | 4409981 tarsubil
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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:50 | 4410014 Soul Glow
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Stay classy, State Department.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:45 | 4409511 Keyser
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Putin's girlfriend comes to mind for some reason. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:53 | 4409765 Pure Evil
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Why do all te women surrounding Nuland at the hearings look like ball busting split lickers?

Just another legacy of Hillary administration, or the fact that Kerry is a balless homo wanabe?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:48 | 4408753 jaap
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@V in PA. Russia did NOT invade. stick to the facts please.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:24 | 4408875 Jonas Parker
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Ms. Nuland's mother must be SO proud!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:18 | 4409375 Landrew
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That stuff looked to white to be egg.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:21 | 4408867 Urban Redneck
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Right after they (or their agents) interfere with Vlad's big party... Unless the US has changed its policy so Foreign Service officers are now free to discuss implementation of US strategic policy on UNSECURED communication channels...

But someone must really think the denizens of Foggy Bottom are getting dense, if they are stooping so low as to blatantly dropping raw intercepts into the media's lap.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:48 | 4409221 Never One Roach
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But she used the "F" word.

Naughty woman.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:05 | 4409562 MrPalladium
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Ukraine, with Russia's help, has the same capacity to intercept and decrypt a phone call to the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (stationed in Ukraine) as the NSA has.

The recording is real, it would be nearly impossible for Ukraine or Russia to produce such an accent free and flowing conversation full of the Beltway idiom and with the voices so matching those of the U.S. personnel implicated. The burden is on the U.S. to prove it is a fake at this point.

BTW, good to see the government trolls active and at their stations using our tax dollars to spread their .gov disinformation. /sarc

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:24 | 4408876 kchrisc
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Has been since April 12, 1861. Article 3, Section 3 says so.

Even clearer on November 22, 1963.

Then September 11, 2001.

"Guillotine? Guillotine? Anyone? Guillotine..?"


Sidenote: Much has been made of the 9/11 "attack" at the Pentagon. New video evidence that the Gestopo, FBI, didn't manage to confiscate has surfaced. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypc4ieJO0pg

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:36 | 4409708 Rusty Shorts
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Here's some nice footage...




Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:42 | 4410185 Global Hunter
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TY Rusty and wow

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:08 | 4410306 Rusty Shorts
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Yes indeed mate

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:00 | 4409025 SAT 800
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In whose copybook ? IN my world; they have been for years; completely off the hook foreign invasions; bullshit "explanations"; not acceptable. Un-civilized.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:14 | 4408607 WillyGroper
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It's not just underwear.

Beware of toothpaste.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:44 | 4408724 Nick Jihad
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Yeah, and who has killed more Ukrainians, Russia or the USA?  I'm thinking that the country that murdered nearly 10 million Ukrainians via planned famine, has a long climb to reach the moral high ground.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:56 | 4408788 Volkodav
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Ignorant post.

From 1917 thru Stalin, Russians were never in control.

Soviet was not a Russian construct.

Stalin was not a Russian.

Russians suffered same famine, and more.

Russians suffered more than anyone.



Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:26 | 4408885 Richard Whitney
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Read "The Harvest of Sorrow" by Robert Conquest

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:05 | 4409047 Johnny Cocknballs
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Stalin was Georgian, and Kaganovich was Jewish, but Molotov was Russian {although his wife was Jewish - not uncommon amongst the non-Jewish Old Bolsheviks, including Stalin}

Stalin's "anti-Semitic" purges of course, weren't so much him going after Jews because they were Jewish {he married one after all} but going after political rivals.

The reason so many were Jewish is so many of the Old Bolsheviks were Jewish, despite being a tiny minority.  Sometimes this is overstated, no doubt, but what wikipediahas to say on the subject of 'Jewish Bolshevism' which naturally trots out the "anti-Semitism" canard, is pure bullshit.


The Holdomor was certainly a genocide, and whatever legitimate debates there might be about cause and extent, it is shameful that the likes of Abe Foxman is lecturing Ukrainians not to call it a genocide, might it compete with the Nazi Holocaust and expose the prominent role of Jews in that deliberately engineered famine.






Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:36 | 4409458 Againstthelie
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How could it be overstated if sometimes over 90% of the Soviet leadership was Jewish?

Klitschko & Friends:


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:58 | 4409015 hot sauce technician
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Dude, you're wack. The Russians have been doing Ukraine in the ass for the past 600 years. Not to mention Poland and the Caucus. Russians are a rung above barbarians. On a good day.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:07 | 4409053 Canadian Dirtlump
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Yeah but Russia isn't run by Jewish Communists who starve them by the millions on purpose anymore.


If I had to choose whether or not to be controlled by the West or Russia in the year 2014, I would choose Russia in zero seconds flat.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:29 | 4410359 El Tuco
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Your a fucking idiot. I will personally pay for your ticket if you promise to never come back. Borris can pick you up at the airport.....

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:52 | 4408509 maskone909
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im getting sick of the Olympics in general.  billions of dollars to watch a bunch of freaks skate around in tights.  fuck curling

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:05 | 4408576 superflex
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Fuck these crybaby spoiled atheletes who bitch because they cant drink water from the tap or get a mani/pedi/massage at their beck and call.  They participate not for the medal or glory.  They participate for the hope of a corporate sponsorship.  Fuck Shaun White too.  

I guess these assclowns never went to Mexico and drank from the tap.

Where's my down-free pillow, comrade?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:47 | 4408707 Lore
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Our "ath-uh-leets" are a national embarassment.  We send them, all expenses paid, with milk on their chin from years of sucking taxpayer booby, to facilities specially constructed for their edification, and all we hear back from the little narcissists is complaints about a 2x4 in their path, a manhole cover slightly out of place, or the stink of fresh paint, or locals not kissing their ass with sufficient gusto. It was the same in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Lake Placid:  there was a mad scramble at the last minute to get everything ready, and when the ath-uh-leets finally arrived, the little pricks did nothing but complain. To hell with them.


Why do they have to be held in a different place every time?  Set ONE location for the summer games, ONE location for the winter games, save BILLIONS$, and anybody who wants to participate can do so by RAISING THEIR OWN FUNDS.  ...AND NOBODY GETS TO PARTICIPATE MORE THAN ONCE.  ...And anybody on the OIC who demands to be addressed with a formal title like "Excellency" can go fuck himself with extreme prejudice.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:00 | 4409035 hot sauce technician
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Why do they have to be held in a different place every time?  Set ONE location for the summer games, ONE location for the winter games, save BILLIONS$, and anybody who wants to participate can do so by RAISING THEIR OWN FUNDS.



Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:28 | 4409427 Dr. Destructo
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Mogadishu, Somalia for the summer

Prirazlomnaya oil platform in the winter.

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